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Goodwin provides suggestions for conducting genealogical research in historic cemeteries; everything from locating cemetery records to making grave marker rubbings is covered. Interspersed between the suggestions are personal anecdotes regarding successes and failures in cemetery research.
In her second article addressing genealogy research aids, Goodwin discusses the use of social security numbers in identifying state of residence when the card was issued.
In the Winter 1995 segment on advice for genealogists, Goodwin discusses possible sources of error in genealogical records. Goodwin surmises that clerks, tax assessors, and census takers likely did not ask for surname spelling when collecting data, and may have recorded surnames incorrectly.